NSX & IT Operations Videos Released in the VMware Learning Zone

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Fournew Network Virtualization videos by instructor Paul McSharry and two videos on transforming your IT Operations have recently been added to the VMware Learning Zone video library:

  • NSX Architecture – TroubleshootingThis video walks though building a logical design, including a close look at NSX components, how they work together, and how data flows between them. It also shares how to logically assess and respond to unexpected platform behavior.
  • NSX Switching – Overview of VXLAN Replication and VM-to-VM CommunicationHelps you understand how VMs talk to each other, including an overview of vSwitch, VXLAN Control Plane Modes, and VM-to-VM communication.
  • Network Virtualization – vCNS vs NSXCompares vCNS and NSX, including key functionality that helps you determine which is most appropriate for your environment.
  • Network Virtualization – NSX VM PacketwalksOverviews security devices, focusing on NSX Edge and the distributed firewall.
  • Transforming Your IT Operations – In this video, operations architect David Crane shares why your focus needs to include more than just technology when moving to a new technical architecture and infrastructure. Analysis of, along with the planning and design of your future state operating model, are just as important if you want to realize the full benefits of transformation.
  • Green vs. Grey – Rethinking Your IT Operations – Can you really create a new greenfield IT organization with no legacy constraints? In this video, operations architect Neil Mitchell explains that while anything is theoretically possible, most IT execs need to face the reality of impact on legacy IT operations.

These videos are available to anyone with a VMware Learning ZoneStandard or Premiumsubscription.

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NSX & IT Operations Videos Released in the VMware Learning Zone

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Fournew Network Virtualization videos by instructor Paul McSharry and two videos on transforming your IT Operations have recently been added to the VMware Learning Zone video library:

  • NSX Architecture – TroubleshootingThis video walks though building a logical design, including a close look at NSX components, how they work together, and how data flows between them. It also shares how to logically assess and respond to unexpected platform behavior.
  • NSX Switching – Overview of VXLAN Replication and VM-to-VM CommunicationHelps you understand how VMs talk to each other, including an overview of vSwitch, VXLAN Control Plane Modes, and VM-to-VM communication.
  • Network Virtualization – vCNS vs NSXCompares vCNS and NSX, including key functionality that helps you determine which is most appropriate for your environment.
  • Network Virtualization – NSX VM PacketwalksOverviews security devices, focusing on NSX Edge and the distributed firewall.
  • Transforming Your IT Operations – In this video, operations architect David Crane shares why your focus needs to include more than just technology when moving to a new technical architecture and infrastructure. Analysis of, along with the planning and design of your future state operating model, are just as important if you want to realize the full benefits of transformation.
  • Green vs. Grey – Rethinking Your IT Operations – Can you really create a new greenfield IT organization with no legacy constraints? In this video, operations architect Neil Mitchell explains that while anything is theoretically possible, most IT execs need to face the reality of impact on legacy IT operations.

These videos are available to anyone with a VMware Learning ZoneStandard or Premiumsubscription.

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vCloud: The Past Week in Review

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Okt 312015
 

Busy week? Now you can catch up on all the topics we discussed on the VMware vCloud blog in one place! From hot-topic webinars to an exciting new contest, here’s the past week in review:

Join Us for a Webinar Series to Demystify DevOps

This week we hosted the first part of our two-part webinar series, Demystifying DevOps. Don’t worry if you couldn’t make it – we’ll be revisiting the topic in Part 2 on December 3rd!

vCloud Air vTech Talk: Shed Light on Shadow IT with VMware vCloud Air

In the newest episode of vTech Talk, Senior Solutions Architect Massimo Re Ferre sheds light on Shadow IT and how your IT team can fight against it with VMware-powered solutions.

A Closer Look at VMware vCloud Air Object Storage Powered by Google Cloud Platform, Part 1

At VMworld we announced our partnership with Google to provide object storage designed for massive amounts of unstructured data. In this two-part series, we explore the benefits and features of this new offering in further detail.

Tell Us How You Saved Your IT Deployment from Going “Nuclear” for a Chance to Win Fallout 4!

Glitch happens. We want to hear your story of how you saved an IT deployment from the verge of destruction for a chance to win Fallout 4 and other prizes!

Trick or Treat with the VMware vCloud Air Network

Get into the Halloween spirit with a festive activity we’ve put together. Check out these 5 statements and figure out whether it’s a trick (false) or treat (true). Ghoul luck!

 

If you’re ready to get started with the hybrid cloud, visitvCloud.VMware.com.

Be sure to check out thevCloud Air Community, where you can join or start a discussion, enter for a chance to win swag in our monthly giveaways and more. Get startedhere!

For future updates, follow us on Twitter and Facebook at@vCloudandFacebook.com/VMwarevCloud.

 

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vCloud: The Past Week in Review

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Okt 312015
 

Busy week? Now you can catch up on all the topics we discussed on the VMware vCloud blog in one place! From hot-topic webinars to an exciting new contest, here’s the past week in review:

Join Us for a Webinar Series to Demystify DevOps

This week we hosted the first part of our two-part webinar series, Demystifying DevOps. Don’t worry if you couldn’t make it – we’ll be revisiting the topic in Part 2 on December 3rd!

vCloud Air vTech Talk: Shed Light on Shadow IT with VMware vCloud Air

In the newest episode of vTech Talk, Senior Solutions Architect Massimo Re Ferre sheds light on Shadow IT and how your IT team can fight against it with VMware-powered solutions.

A Closer Look at VMware vCloud Air Object Storage Powered by Google Cloud Platform, Part 1

At VMworld we announced our partnership with Google to provide object storage designed for massive amounts of unstructured data. In this two-part series, we explore the benefits and features of this new offering in further detail.

Tell Us How You Saved Your IT Deployment from Going “Nuclear” for a Chance to Win Fallout 4!

Glitch happens. We want to hear your story of how you saved an IT deployment from the verge of destruction for a chance to win Fallout 4 and other prizes!

Trick or Treat with the VMware vCloud Air Network

Get into the Halloween spirit with a festive activity we’ve put together. Check out these 5 statements and figure out whether it’s a trick (false) or treat (true). Ghoul luck!

 

If you’re ready to get started with the hybrid cloud, visitvCloud.VMware.com.

Be sure to check out thevCloud Air Community, where you can join or start a discussion, enter for a chance to win swag in our monthly giveaways and more. Get startedhere!

For future updates, follow us on Twitter and Facebook at@vCloudandFacebook.com/VMwarevCloud.

 

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What’s New with VMware Horizon 6.2, Part 3

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By Matt Coppinger, Director, End-User-Computing Technical Marketing and Enablement, VMware

In our last blog post, What’s New with VMware Horizon 6 version 6.2, Part 2, we continued to look at some of the new features in Horizon 6.2, specifically VMware Access Point and the new Microsoft RDSH load-balancing feature for Horizon 6 hosted applications.

In this blog, we will look at some of the user-experience improvements in Horizon 6.2. If you read our first blog post, What’s New with VMware Horizon 6.2, you may have noticed that there is a long list of new features and supported clients. In that blog, we covered a couple of user-experience improvements, such as seamless application-access using client-side file type association, and the ability to use HTML access for View desktops and Horizon 6 hosted applications (on RDSH) using VMware Cloud Pod Architecture.

3D Support for Horizon 6 Hosted Applications

User experience for Horizon 6 hosted applications has been massively improved over the last 6 to 12 months, and now with Horizon 6.2 we have introduced support for GPU virtualization.

Horizon 6 hosted applications are accessed via Horizon Client or HTML access. The applications are run on virtual Microsoft Remote Desktop Session Hosts, yet we utilize our own protocol and client and agent features to enhance user experience.

A virtual RDS host can be provisioned with either an NVIDIA GRID vGPU or provided with direct pass-through to a physical GPU (vDGA). The setup for vGPU for either Windows desktops or Windows Servers is very straightforward.

In the following video, Horizon 6 Configuring vGPU for RDS, Senior EUC Architect Ray Heffer walks you through the setup and shows off a 3D-enabled Horizon 6 hosted application:

We support both Microsoft Server 2008 and 2012 Remote Desktop Session Hosts. You must install the required NVIDIA VIB on your ESXi host running RDSH virtual machines and install the NVIDIA Windows guest graphics driver on your RDSH virtual machine. To enable this feature, you must select the 3D RDS host feature when installing the View Agent on your RDS host. Deploying multiple RDSH servers with vGPU and 3D capability is much easier in Horizon 6.2 because you can use single-image management and View Composer.

The RDSH virtual machine is provisioned with a single vGPU (or physical GPU via vDGA) and that GPU is shared as usual, via the remote desktop technology built into Microsoft Windows Server, across user sessions on the RDS host.

In our testing we deployed four 4 vCPU, 32 GB RAM virtual RDS hosts on a single ESXi host. Our ESXi host had 16 physical cores, so we were minimizing CPU contention for our RDSH workloads. Always ensure your ESXi host is an NVIDIA-GRID-certified server.

In a typical deployment scenario, your ESXi host can have two NVIDIA GRID K2 cards, which provides 4 physical GPUs. Given that the ESXi host is running only four virtual RDS hosts, we can allocate a full GPU to each RDSH virtual machine. We do this by allocating the NVIDIA GRID vGPU K280Q profile. This gives each RDS host the maximum GPU capability.

You can find more information about Horizon 6 published applications and sizing of RDS hosts in the Horizon 6 Reference Architecture.

Biometric SSO

Apple iOS 8 and iOS 9 feature the ability to use biometric authentication to access not only the device but also any applications enabled for biometric authentication. This iOS feature is known as Touch ID, and devices enabled with this have a Touch ID sensor.

In Horizon 6.2 we allow iOS users the ability to authenticate to View desktops in Horizon 6 using the Touch ID feature within iOS. For users, this is a very simple and secure way of accessing their View desktops or applications. The user simply opens the Horizon Client application and places their thumb or finger on the Touch ID sensor, and they are authenticated to their View desktop. The user can then select a desktop or application, and they are authenticated via single sign-on (SSO) to that resource. This eliminates the need for users to remember a username and password and offers a more secure access mechanism to desktop services.

To enable this feature, first the View administrator must configure the biometric authentication on the View Connection Server. Secondly, the user must enable Touch ID within the Horizon Client and enter their credentials.

In the following video, iOS Biometric Authentication Features with Horizon, VMware EUC Architect Alex Birch demonstrates the biometric authentication feature and shows you how to configure this in your environment:

As you saw, there are two steps required to enable this feature. First, to enable the feature within Horizon, the administrator must edit a value in the View Connection Server AD-LDS database using ADSI Edit.

If you are not familiar with using ADSI Edit, see the Microsoft TechNet Web page on how to use ADSI Edit for your Windows operating system version.

To use ADSI Edit to enable biometric authentication to View desktops in Horizon 6:

  1. Start the ADSI Edit utility on your View Connection Server host.
  2. In the Connection Settings dialog box, select or connect to DC=vdi,DC=vmware,DC=int.
  3. In the Computer pane, select or enter localhost:389 or the fully qualified domain name (FQDN) of the View Connection Server host followed by port 389.

For example:

localhost:389
or
mycomputer.mydomain.com:389

  1. Navigate to OU=Global > OU=Properties > CN=Common, and edit the attribute name pae-ClientConfig.
  2. Add a new value named BioMetricsTimeout=-1
  3. Apply the change and click OK.
  4. Biometric authentication is now enabled.

Note: The timeout value set to -1 eliminates any timeout. Any other value represents the number of seconds the application waits for the user to authenticate.

The second step is for the user to enable Touch ID within the Horizon Client on their iOS device. They need to authenticate with their username and password, and the credentials are then stored within the device’s Keychain for future access. After that, any time the user wants to authenticate to their View desktop, they can use the Touch ID sensor.

That completes our What’s New in Horizon 6.2 blog series. If you need further information, go to our Horizon 6 technical resources section on VMware.com.

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What’s New with VMware Horizon 6.2, Part 3

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By Matt Coppinger, Director, End-User-Computing Technical Marketing and Enablement, VMware

In our last blog post, What’s New with VMware Horizon 6 version 6.2, Part 2, we continued to look at some of the new features in Horizon 6.2, specifically VMware Access Point and the new Microsoft RDSH load-balancing feature for Horizon 6 hosted applications.

In this blog, we will look at some of the user-experience improvements in Horizon 6.2. If you read our first blog post, What’s New with VMware Horizon 6.2, you may have noticed that there is a long list of new features and supported clients. In that blog, we covered a couple of user-experience improvements, such as seamless application-access using client-side file type association, and the ability to use HTML access for View desktops and Horizon 6 hosted applications (on RDSH) using VMware Cloud Pod Architecture.

3D Support for Horizon 6 Hosted Applications

User experience for Horizon 6 hosted applications has been massively improved over the last 6 to 12 months, and now with Horizon 6.2 we have introduced support for GPU virtualization.

Horizon 6 hosted applications are accessed via Horizon Client or HTML access. The applications are run on virtual Microsoft Remote Desktop Session Hosts, yet we utilize our own protocol and client and agent features to enhance user experience.

A virtual RDS host can be provisioned with either an NVIDIA GRID vGPU or provided with direct pass-through to a physical GPU (vDGA). The setup for vGPU for either Windows desktops or Windows Servers is very straightforward.

In the following video, Horizon 6 Configuring vGPU for RDS, Senior EUC Architect Ray Heffer walks you through the setup and shows off a 3D-enabled Horizon 6 hosted application:

We support both Microsoft Server 2008 and 2012 Remote Desktop Session Hosts. You must install the required NVIDIA VIB on your ESXi host running RDSH virtual machines and install the NVIDIA Windows guest graphics driver on your RDSH virtual machine. To enable this feature, you must select the 3D RDS host feature when installing the View Agent on your RDS host. Deploying multiple RDSH servers with vGPU and 3D capability is much easier in Horizon 6.2 because you can use single-image management and View Composer.

The RDSH virtual machine is provisioned with a single vGPU (or physical GPU via vDGA) and that GPU is shared as usual, via the remote desktop technology built into Microsoft Windows Server, across user sessions on the RDS host.

In our testing we deployed four 4 vCPU, 32 GB RAM virtual RDS hosts on a single ESXi host. Our ESXi host had 16 physical cores, so we were minimizing CPU contention for our RDSH workloads. Always ensure your ESXi host is an NVIDIA-GRID-certified server.

In a typical deployment scenario, your ESXi host can have two NVIDIA GRID K2 cards, which provides 4 physical GPUs. Given that the ESXi host is running only four virtual RDS hosts, we can allocate a full GPU to each RDSH virtual machine. We do this by allocating the NVIDIA GRID vGPU K280Q profile. This gives each RDS host the maximum GPU capability.

You can find more information about Horizon 6 published applications and sizing of RDS hosts in the Horizon 6 Reference Architecture.

Biometric SSO

Apple iOS 8 and iOS 9 feature the ability to use biometric authentication to access not only the device but also any applications enabled for biometric authentication. This iOS feature is known as Touch ID, and devices enabled with this have a Touch ID sensor.

In Horizon 6.2 we allow iOS users the ability to authenticate to View desktops in Horizon 6 using the Touch ID feature within iOS. For users, this is a very simple and secure way of accessing their View desktops or applications. The user simply opens the Horizon Client application and places their thumb or finger on the Touch ID sensor, and they are authenticated to their View desktop. The user can then select a desktop or application, and they are authenticated via single sign-on (SSO) to that resource. This eliminates the need for users to remember a username and password and offers a more secure access mechanism to desktop services.

To enable this feature, first the View administrator must configure the biometric authentication on the View Connection Server. Secondly, the user must enable Touch ID within the Horizon Client and enter their credentials.

In the following video, iOS Biometric Authentication Features with Horizon, VMware EUC Architect Alex Birch demonstrates the biometric authentication feature and shows you how to configure this in your environment:

As you saw, there are two steps required to enable this feature. First, to enable the feature within Horizon, the administrator must edit a value in the View Connection Server AD-LDS database using ADSI Edit.

If you are not familiar with using ADSI Edit, see the Microsoft TechNet Web page on how to use ADSI Edit for your Windows operating system version.

To use ADSI Edit to enable biometric authentication to View desktops in Horizon 6:

  1. Start the ADSI Edit utility on your View Connection Server host.
  2. In the Connection Settings dialog box, select or connect to DC=vdi,DC=vmware,DC=int.
  3. In the Computer pane, select or enter localhost:389 or the fully qualified domain name (FQDN) of the View Connection Server host followed by port 389.

For example:

localhost:389
or
mycomputer.mydomain.com:389

  1. Navigate to OU=Global > OU=Properties > CN=Common, and edit the attribute name pae-ClientConfig.
  2. Add a new value named BioMetricsTimeout=-1
  3. Apply the change and click OK.
  4. Biometric authentication is now enabled.

Note: The timeout value set to -1 eliminates any timeout. Any other value represents the number of seconds the application waits for the user to authenticate.

The second step is for the user to enable Touch ID within the Horizon Client on their iOS device. They need to authenticate with their username and password, and the credentials are then stored within the device’s Keychain for future access. After that, any time the user wants to authenticate to their View desktop, they can use the Touch ID sensor.

That completes our What’s New in Horizon 6.2 blog series. If you need further information, go to our Horizon 6 technical resources section on VMware.com.

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SAP HANA Customers Want Instant Insights on Cost Savings – Watch Video

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Okt 302015
 

Watch and share this video featuring the simplicity and cost savings of SAP HANA on HDS UCP with VMware. Together VMware, SAP, and HDS are offering a solution that delivers the speed to value, cost savings, and simplicity customers are looking for… right now.

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Webcast — vRealize Automation + ServiceNow Plug-in

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Okt 302015
 

See how VMware vRealize Automation and Avnet Services’ ServiceNow Plug-in accelerates the delivery of Enterprise IT services. A cloud management platform for the hybrid cloud, VMware vRealize Automation empowers IT to accelerate the delivery of personalized, business-relevant IT services, while maintaining IT control. When used with vRealize Orchestrator plug-ins, vRealize Automation can be used with […]

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5 Secrets of World-class Mobile Field Service Organizations [Webinar]

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Okt 302015
 
Have you ever wondered what some of the top organizations are doing to provide world-class mobile field service? If so, this webcast is for you: 5 Top Secrets of World-class Mobile Field Service Organizations Thursday, November 5 2 p.m. EST Join thought leaders from VMware, Telogis and Field Technologies to explore the key success opportunities […]]> http://blogs.air-watch.com/2015/10/5-secrets-world-class-mobile-field-service-organizations-webinar/feed/ 0 Top 10 Mobile News Headlines from October http://blogs.air-watch.com/2015/10/top-10-mobile-news-headlines-october/ http://blogs.air-watch.com/2015/10/top-10-mobile-news-headlines-october/#comments Fri, 30 Oct 2015 15:00:46 +0000

Shedding Light on the Reality of Mobile Security

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Okt 302015
 

In the increasingly mobile and digital business world, cyber threats are imminent. In 2014 alone, well over one million records were breached. And those smartphones and Androids your employees are toting—loaded with apps and easily lost or stolen—are the weakest security link. In fact, 75 percent or more of those appswould fail basic security tests.

As valuable as it is to have a mobile workforce, it is paramount to understandthe risk of cyber threat and the reality of mobile security. Cybercrime affects every industry, causing enterprises, on average, anywhere from 8 to 20 million dollars. Despite these frightening numbers, 56 percent of enterprises admit it is unlikely they would detect a sophisticated cyber threat.

This timely infographic, “The Haunting Reality of Mobile Security,”illuminates key facts and figures around the issue of mobile security. Is your business prepared to combat cyber threats?

Check out the infographic and resources tosecure your mobile deployment, think through a BYOD program,and more.

 

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ITaaS Transformation, Writing Volumes, and more

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Okt 302015
 

The VMware blogosphere is a wealth of knowledge covering everything from how-to content to put your skills to the test, to strategic concepts that can help you think differently about work. Check out a few of the latest posts from the Professional Services bloggers below!

App Volumes Writable Volumes Orphaned
Senior Consultant Jeffrey Davidson talks about App Volumes and how Writable Volumes can become orphaned.

From CIO to CEO: Shaping Your ITaaS Transformation Approach
The CIO to CEO series has focused on how to run, organize and finance an ITaaS provider. In this post, Transformation Consultant Jason Stevenson explores how to approach ITaaS transformation to gain the most value.

ROI Analysis: 4 Steps to Set the Scope
Lisa Smith, Business Value Consultant, gives advice for choosing the metrics to include in your ROI analysis as you seek funding for an IT project.

Staffing Your Cloud Organization – A Heuristic Model
Pierre Moncassin, operations architect, explores approximating staffing ratios in a cloud organization as a logarithmic function of infrastructure metrics.

Building a Resilient Integration from Your Cloud to your IT Service Management Platform
Most cloud implementations will require integration between the self-service provisioning workflow and the CMS. Pierre Moncassin shares his tips for success.

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Top 10 Mobile News Headlines from October

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Okt 302015
 
1. iPhone is the belle of the mobile earnings ball. On Tuesday, Apple said booming iPhone sales and rising demand—particularly in China— contributed to a 31% increase in profit last quarter. Read the WSJ report here. 2. VMware KO’s unproductive work email with Boxer acquisition. By incorporating Boxer into the AirWatch business mobility suite, TechCrunch […]]> http://blogs.air-watch.com/2015/10/top-10-mobile-news-headlines-october/feed/ 0 33 Cyber Security Tips from the Experts http://blogs.air-watch.com/2015/10/33-cybersecurity-tips-experts/ http://blogs.air-watch.com/2015/10/33-cybersecurity-tips-experts/#comments Thu, 29 Oct 2015 13:45:34 +0000

Moving from VDI Islands of Infrastructure to Agile Infrastructure

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Okt 302015
 

It’s not that long ago that conventional wisdom dictated carving out a purpose-built place in your data center for hosting virtual desktops and apps. This sensible advice came from the realization that desktop and application workloads (and their users) can be largely unpredictable in how they consume CPU and storage resources. This has been especially true with virtual desktops incurring significant read and write IOPS, forcing storage admins to plan for worst case, and incur a heavy capital expenditureburden to protect for peak demand. Of course, that also meant lots of wasted CAPEX with idle spindles and flash being underutilized when the IOPS deluge subsided.

This kind of problem statement is becoming a relic of the hardware-defined data center, but does it really make sense where organizations are increasingly trying to enable cloud-like elasticity in how resources are delivered across multiple workloads in the datacenter? Now more than ever, IT architects want to have multiple, virtual workload domains that can be co-resident on the same infrastructure footprint, intelligently and dynamically balancing the allocation of capacity in response to the ebb and flow of application demand.

This kind of application centricity, instead of hardware centricity, is what’s needed.

To that end, SolidFire and VMware have partnered with Dell and Cisco to deliver two Agile Infrastructure Solution Designs. The SolidFire AI for Virtual Infrastructure is a pre-validated reference architecture, that intelligently consolidates multiple mission-critical workloads onto a single platform, based on SolidFire either Dell R630 compute with Force10 switching or Cisco UCS B200’s with Nexus switching. In the Dell RA, SolidFire SF2405 block storage is used, and in the Cisco RA, it’s SF3010.

There are some great proof points that go a long way to demonstrating the performance credentials that AI brings in support of workload mixing. The reference architecture validation process employed the following running concurrently:

  • Boot storm of up to 500 VMware Horizon 6 desktops
  • Two hosted Oracle OLTP database workloads running approximately 230,000 TPM
  • MongoDB job running 70 concurrent threads
  • Inline data reduction, including de-duplication, compression and thin provisioning, driving 13.5x efficiency rates across all three workloads

If you want to learn more about the Cisco UCS-based AI Reference Architecture for VMware, check out this solution brief. For more info on the Dell R630 Reference Architecture, check out this brief.

And if you want a solid discussion on best practices for building a winning solution for large-scale VDI deployments, check out this webinar presented by our own Tristan Todd, along with SolidFire’s Garrett Clark.

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Workstation Pro and Workstation Player updates released

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Okt 302015
 

Updatesto VMware Workstation 12 Proand Workstation 12 Player are now available

All users on Workstation 12 Pro and Workstation 12 Player userswillreceive a notification that a free update to version 12.0.1 is available through the app.

The update is mainly focused on minor bug fixes, with an important update for users deploying Windows Server 2016 using Easy Install. The release alsoresolves an issue with debug mode enabled onhosts with Intel Skylake processors.

For everyone’s convenience, herearethe direct download links for the Windows and Linux versions:

Direct Download — Windows

Direct Download — Linux

And here are links to the release notes:

Workstation 12 Pro – 12.0.1 Version Release Notes

Workstation 12 Player – Version 12.0.1 Release Notes

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Okt 302015
 

Today we havereleased an important update to Fusion 8 and Fusion 8 Pro, bringingour current version to 8.0.2.

All users on Fusion 8 or Fusion 8 Pro willreceive notification that a free update is available through the app, but here’s the download link in case you haven’t got the notification yet:

Direct Download

This release contains fixes in the following areas:

  • BootCamp + OS X El Capitan
    • We have resolved multiple issues with running BootCamp as a VM in OS X El Capitan
  • Resolved crashes with fullscreen in multi-monitor setups
  • Wireshark, EtherApe, tcpdump
    • Fusion host network interfaces (vmnet1 and vmnet8) now support tools such astcpdump, Wireshark, EtherApe, and others compatible with BPF
  • Support for Skylake processors
    • Such as the new 27″ Late 2015 iMac 5K
  • Remote VM Creation fixes
    • VM creation will now see the proper valuesfor the Network, allowing the guest to properly obtain an IP address and connect tothe network

All users on Fusion 8 or Fusion 8 Pro willreceive notification that a free update is available.

 

Thinking of upgrading from version 6 or 7? Check outour online store today!

 

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